What do we do on the first day? We go on a fun Christmas trip. In an hour we will be loading up the car and headed to Silver Dollar City to see the lights. Last year, Michael and I went to Hot Springs to see the lights at Garvin Gardens. This year, we are getting to take a whole slew of Beans. All of my nieces and my brother and sister-in-law are coming with us!
The third reason I am really, really, really excited is that each day there is a verse that is going to lead our family through the gospel. Today's first is John 1:1-5
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Such powerful verses in such a time of need! I get so frustrated with our world sometimes, but He has overcome the darkness... we will overcome the darkness!
The last thing on our Advent Calendar is this ornament. This is just a little cheap thing I found at Hobby Lobby (GO HOBBY LOBBY), but I adore it already. We will put it on our tree first thing Christmas morning and then read and discuss the Christmas story. A whole month of celebration awaits!